The Mets season rests, in large part, on Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. Between injuries and flailing, the Mets Big 5 rotation of aces looks more like Syndergaard and deGrom as a fantastic 1 and 2 followed by hopeful renaissance.
Syndergaard got off to a great start last year and then at the end of April, in the midst of his worst start of the season (probably due to ignoring an injury, we can play the blame game on that later), Noah tore his lat and looked like he was done for the season. He came back and pitched 3.0 innings in the last week of the season to get some positive vibes going into the off-season. Here’s what the computers think of him:
In a press conference yesterday, Noah said he wanted to reach the 200 innings mark this year. Every projection disagrees with him. For the most part, the projections see him being a dominating pitcher with a strong K/BB ratio and a strong WHIP.
If Noah posts a 2.96 ERA, 2.71 FIP and 1.12 WHIP at the end of the season, and if he can break the projections for innings pitched, the Mets will have fun every five days.
Today Noah looks to take the first step. The only guarantee: Noah’s start will be over analyzed during the long off day that follows tomorrow.